This Roderick is the uncle of your Oscar B. Murchison.Roderick was the brother of Kenneth, Oscar's father.
Roderick Murchison, born about 1799/1802 in North Carolina (probably Moore County).Roderick was a lawyer who married Henrietta BLUM on 30 May 1832 in Salem, Forsyth, NC.Their children were: Ciscero (1834), Ellen Corinne (1837), Henrietta (1839), David B (1841), Frances (1842), and Mary (1846).This family was enumerated in 1850 Ashe County, North Carolina census:(p 274) Roderic Murchison 48 lawyer $5,000 NC, Henrietta 32, Ciscero 16 clerk, Ellen 13, Henrietta 11, David B 9, Frances 8, Mary C 4.
Roderick was the son of Duncan Murchison and Margaret McIntosh, both born in Scotland, NOT North Carolina.Roderick's father, Duncan Murchison, was born 1763 and died 5 December 1839 in Moore County, NC. Margaret McIntosh was born abt 1764 and died 1852 in Moore County.
Duncan was likely the son of William Murchison, who was born about 1705 in Scotland. William died in September 1782 in Moore County and is buried in the Murchison Cemetery on Pocket Creek. NOTE: William is the father of Kenneth Murchison who married 1) Catherine McIver and 2) Catherine Campbell.
William Murchison (Abt 1705-Sept 1782) was the son of Duncan Murchison, who was the son of Murdock Murchison. These generations are given in family records dated 1849. This is as much as is known of the earlier generations.